Couple of comments: this movie is a labor of love for Ravi and his sister Geeta Patel, who co-directed.
“There are a lot of other things which make you a whole person besides who you’re dating.
My personal life is out there because I’ve always been myself but if you’re talking about personal life as in (context of) boyfriend, then I’ll never talk about it,” said Sonam.“There are certain things about my life which I keep personal, whether it’s my relationships, I never talk about that.
) And I am amazed that the author of the piece is the CEO of a (hopefully, soon to be bankrupt) relationship advice site and magazine.
This kind of writing would be problematic whatever the ethnicity of Miller’s partner.
An excerpt: Before getting to “how,” let’s start with “why.” There are obvious reasons one would want to date an Indian, such as how successful and professionally desirable they are.
Indians dominate as engineers, doctors, lawyers, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. According to Wikipedia*, “India holds the highest number of Miss World winners, only to be tied with Venezuela.” (*That feels a little like citing The National Enquirer but I am going to go with it.) Most Indians are innately gracious, social creatures; they highly value friends and family and have a calendar filled with various holidays and occasions to celebrate, which they typically do with gusto.
As the movie opens, we see an animated sequence in which Ravi is telling us what's been going on.
We then go back 2 years, when he and his parents and sister go on a family vacation to India.
There are plenty of hilarious scenes in the first half of the movie, to the obvious enjoyment of the theater audience.
If you have an India and an internet connection, you’ve probably seen Andrea Miller’s Huffington Post article “How to date an Indian (advice for a non-Indian)” based on her relationship with a man from New Delhi.
I won’t even tell my parents till I decide it’s serious, not because of anything but I feel there are other things in life which can be talked about,” she added.